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by nanZor
16 Jul 2022, 07:42
Forum: General chat
Topic: Now, provide the tune that you would play or are playing
Replies: 61
Views: 124336

Now, provide the tune that you would play or are playing

While I'm not an active OpenBSD user, I do love the creativity of their release songs! A few releases back, I went to the club and heard this when Ver 6.8 came out: https://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html#68 Get your dance groove on in either OGG or Mp3.. Even great with headphones. Guaranteed to make y...
by nanZor
12 Jul 2022, 07:06
Forum: General chat
Topic: Useful (hidden) tools
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Useful (hidden) tools

Sometimes I forget about Porteus' own cli utils: http://www.porteus.org/info/tips-and-tricks.html#12 I used mloop just yesterday, and see that a handy fromdos / todos already exists to handle those dos / unix end of line funk. I used to rely on my own compilation of busybox' unix2dos and dos2unix fo...
by nanZor
12 Jul 2022, 01:56
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Savefile.dat filesystem - why advanced fs choices?
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Savefile.dat filesystem - why advanced fs choices?

Unless anyone can convince me that anything but xfs is desirable to have as an option for a savefile container fs, and seeing how those other advanced fs options seem to be broken, I'm all for simplifying a dev's life by removing them and defaulting to xfs only. I'm not sure that any users who puts ...
by nanZor
12 Jul 2022, 01:05
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Open Folder as Root - PCManFM
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Open Folder as Root - PCManFM

Huh, I'll have to check this out, since when I need a root version of pcmanfm I just lazy it up either in the root terminal, or sudo to it sudo pcmanfm A couple warnings about GTK pixelbufs show up, but I can still operate. I do the same with engrampa archive manager firing it up from a root termina...
by nanZor
12 Jul 2022, 00:51
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: XTerm - how to change used font size from its cmd line?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

XTerm - how to change used font size from its cmd line?

That's perplexing since it seems to a one-off case only affecting your setup, and nobody can reproduce the problem. Other questions loom - are you dual screen and the working uxterm is on the other but hidden? Is this bare-stock running uxterm, or is this some other xterm module you are loading - do...
by nanZor
09 Jul 2022, 19:59
Forum: General chat
Topic: Distrowatch Hit Ranking
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Distrowatch Hit Ranking

Distrowatch hit rankings are totally irrelevant and have been for many years. Best to ignore the rankings either pro or con. So too are the off-hand casual user distro reviews which are often innacurate or misleading. In-depth reviews are one thing, but the casual comment reviews are total fluff. Ho...
by nanZor
09 Jul 2022, 05:36
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Savefile.dat filesystem - why advanced fs choices?
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Savefile.dat filesystem - why advanced fs choices?

Hmm.. tried making an existing working xfs savefile container larger in size. Uh oh, same result after reboot: "Changes not writable - using memory instead" Ok, moral for me is when using a savefile container is to make it XFS, and don't be skimpy with the initial size. Interesting - I'll have to re...
by nanZor
09 Jul 2022, 04:50
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Savefile.dat filesystem - why advanced fs choices?
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Savefile.dat filesystem - why advanced fs choices?

I see - but I tried anyway just for kicks and saw something in common - even with xfs .. Using ext2 / 4 or reseirfs, it *appears* to complete normally, but upon reboot in graphics mode, this error flies by: "Changes not writable - using memory instead" Here's the real kicker - when trying to resize ...
by nanZor
08 Jul 2022, 21:24
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: ext4 or xfs? Nvidia module/s?
Replies: 18
Views: 718

ext4 or xfs? Nvidia module/s?

We have to be careful to keep the recent discovery of XFS for the save-file container format being the only one that is working, vs the filesystem of the physical device itself. So from that aspect of what to lay down on your *physical media*, my tendency is to choose a journaled filesystem (XFS, EX...
by nanZor
08 Jul 2022, 08:44
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: XTerm - how to change used font size from its cmd line?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

XTerm - how to change used font size from its cmd line?

That's interesting - it works for me. Running the latest mostly stock 5.0 final lxde 64 bit though. So that's really puzzling. I even used single and regular quotes around Monospace and it worked either way. Is there any other info we need to know? Is this from your 5.0 i586 xfce relatively stock, o...
by nanZor
08 Jul 2022, 08:17
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Savefile.dat filesystem - why advanced fs choices?
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Savefile.dat filesystem - why advanced fs choices?

When creating a savefile container, one is given the "advanced" options beyond the default of xfs, to choose ext2 ext4 or reiserfs. But why? I guess I don't understand what the significance of choosing something other than xfs would be useful when a savefile container file itself is stored on fat / ...
by nanZor
07 Jul 2022, 22:21
Forum: KDE
Topic: Porteus 5.0rc3 KDE boots to a blank screen
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Porteus 5.0rc3 KDE boots to a blank screen

Hi wread! Hope you don't have to do that every time. Although 5.0 final is out, and am not sure if this applies, but out of habit since I run Porteus on a variety of boxes (old and new), I tend to always edit /etc/rc.d/rc.4 and give just a little bit of extra time for the graphics card to get their ...
by nanZor
07 Jul 2022, 21:38
Forum: x86_64 xzm module requests
Topic: htop
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

htop

Ah, one of my favorites. In the latest 5.0 final, it is a simple matter of getpkg htop Which when prompted, I allowed to download into my /tmp directory. It got automatically converted into a module just fine. I moved that module out of /tmp into /mnt//sda1/porteus/modules so it would automatically ...
by nanZor
07 Jul 2022, 07:49
Forum: General chat
Topic: Useful (hidden) tools
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Useful (hidden) tools

I use VI all the time. And major kudos to the dev team for using Busybox 1.35 (latest) for initrd and some of the others like vi. Enough improvements to vi have been made that I think for most people it will suffice, unless you are a super heavy user that needs things like vim.. I don't use MC so mu...
by nanZor
30 Jun 2022, 06:24
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Why is porteus trying to install to my boot drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Why is porteus trying to install to my boot drive?

I've seen this before - make sure you are running the shell script from the target partition - that is make sure in your case you are running it from the files you copied to /dev/sdc, and not from the source files you initially got from /dev/sda3. I've been in a hurry and blew that before too. :) Al...